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1 Dead After House Explosion In Tyrone, Five Others Hospitalized

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

TYRONE, Pa. (AP/KDKA) -- One person was found dead after a house explosion in central Pennsylvania that reportedly injured five other people, authorities said.

An autopsy is slated to determine the cause of death.

Emergency dispatchers in Blair County said the blast in Tyrone was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Monday and flames spread to two other houses.

Tyrone Explosion
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A Peoples Gas worker who responded was among those injured in the explosion.

"We heard a loud, loud noise, a loud crash. And we both looked down the street and this house had collapsed into itself. It was kind of startling," said Kenneth Parks, a neighbor.

There's no word yet on what caused the gas leak.

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